GE Award for Engineering undergraduate
16 October 2006
Philip Pearson, an undergraduate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been awarded a scholarship by the GE Foundation as part of its Scholar-Leaders Programme.
The Programme, which runs in 12 countries, was launched in the UK in 2004 in partnership with the Institute of International Education, to attract students to areas of study such as engineering and technology, and to help increase access to higher education from the whole community. The £4,000 award is made to low-income first-year students who have demonstrated academic excellence and financial need, to support them during years two and three of study.
Philip was one of 15 UK undergraduates selected from six universities in the Government's Education Action Zones: Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield Universities, as well as University College London. The winners attended a three-day summer seminar and will also be offered a work shadowing opportunity within GE UK.